Atticus Shaffer was born on the 19th of June, 1998. As a child, he would often mimic cartoons, and his mother encouraged him to pursue this. And the actor in him was thus born. Atticus has a short stature because of a medical condition where the bones are brittle and not properly developed. But this has only helped his acting career. He is now a charming, talented kid – and as we wish him a happy birthday, we take a look at this hilarious interview he did.

One of Atticus’ most loved acting roles is his portrayal of an eccentric little kid, in the television show The Middle. Atticus plays Brick, the youngest member of the Heck family. He gets bullied by his older brother, and his sister sometimes makes him do silly things. But Brick is actually quite smart. Though he prefers to read a book alone, or concentrate on words with three syllables. Some would call him weird. We think it’s an acting job well done. Take a look at a video of his funniest moments as Brick Heck.

Here are Atticus Shaffer’s top 3 quotes – enjoy!

1.  On television versus real-life: TV is a hard job, but real life is harder. Truth be told, playgrounds can be war zones.

2.  On coping with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a body structure-related medical condition: My message to people with or without a condition is the fact that you can still do anything you set your mind to. You just have to do it in a slightly different way than other people.

3.  On being Brick Heck in real life: I do talk to myself, just not in a whisper. But I have caught myself sometimes.